National Grammar Schools Association
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Grammar schools serve their pupils best

8th December 2003

The Sunday Times

Comprehensives are outshining grammars in getting the best out of their pupils in the run-up to GCSEs, exam tables released today show...

The results have refuelled the debate over the future of the country’s remaining 164 grammar schools. Headteachers and Labour MPs argued that the results meant supporters of selection were premature in using test results for 14-year-olds to claim that grammar schools were the best.

Relevant Links:
The Independent, 15 January 2004. [But please see ‘Value Added and the Grammar Schools’ for an explanation of how the value-added calculations are designed to boost lower achieving schools and disadvantage grammar schools.]